I want to pay tribute to wonderful people I have known, the wonderful country in which I live, the communities in which I have lived, the churches who have claimed me as their own, the God who sends shivers down my back when I really give him a portion of my time—well, maybe not shivers but tears flow easily in some of those most priceless times.
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Monthly Archives: May 2017
Gladys remembered the past when she was a willowy graceful figure climbing the scaffold of success, aware of the wolf whistles she would be receiving that day. Vim, vigor, and vitality abounded in her blood! She was a hot tomato. But … Continue reading
Ashlyn (7) and Jadalyn (8) were here last week. While I washed the dishes I remembered the days when they both clamored to pull up a stool and wash the dishes. I let them do so occasionally, but generally I … Continue reading
Prompt: Tell the story of why this room is empty! She got the furnishings; he got the house. She took the baby; he’s left with a mouse. He got bare walls, broken floors, and grief She finally struck back and … Continue reading
I ended my last post referring to a “snit” for which I had to ask forgiveness. I have had to forgive situations a bit more hurtful than than. But never like some situation which people face. I need to … Continue reading
I’m swimming upstream today so I’ll hurry before I lose my gumption. Here goes: Lewis B. Smedes said, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” This philosophy is highly promoted these days … Continue reading
“Here, Baby, let me hold your hand,” the teacher said as she gently cradled the little hand and wrist of the first grader. All the students gather round, eager to do something to help. “I saw what happened,” says one. … Continue reading
God created man, after which he looked him over and pronounced him “very good.” But man was not self-sufficient, he had needs which he could not meet. Can you imagine that that was an oversight on the part of God? … Continue reading
Watching and waiting — powerful allurement of these delicate ears. Looking healthy, but Subject to worms, drought, and blight. With eager heart, I’m — Anticipating – making silk-haired fairy dolls for children’s delight. Sharing with neighbors – Ripe ears, … Continue reading